My boss is Jewish they don't open on Saturdays because it's there sabbath on Sunday and I'm chathalic and told my supervisor I couldn't work on Sunday because it was my sabbath I didn't go in and I was suspended on Monday when I came in to work. Also last time there was a Sunday we had to work I was on vaca so there wasn't a issues but 3 people didn't show up on that shift and they only got wroght up. I have never even got talked to about not comeing to work. I feel like I was targeted treated deferent then other employees and I don't know what steps to take
Well first off, you may want to clearly understand your rights. Just because you're catholic doesn't mean that you're excused from work on Sundays. Your work cannot interfere with you exercising your religion, but catholicism doesn't require you to stay home from work on Sundays.
If you have further questions, I would contact an employment attorney for the specifics on your situation. Good luck.
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You need to speak to an employment attorney to discuss why you were terminated and the others were only written up.
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The mere fact that you we're not allowed to take every Sunday off because It is your Sabbath is not discrimination and of itself. however if other employees are granted rights because they are Jewish and you are Catholic and not be given rights has the same result that may suggest a discriminatory intent. additionally if you are treated differently and disciplined in a different way than other similarly situated employees that may also suggest discrimination. your best bet would be to meet with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer and find out what rights you truly have and whether or not you may have a claim to file under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act.
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